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14 Feb. 2016
People release sky lanterns ahead of the traditional... more
TAIWAN-SKYLANTERN/
RTX26UZY
14 Feb. 2016
NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan
People release sky lanterns ahead of the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City February 14, 2016. Believers gathered to release sky lanterns as a form of prayer for good luck and blessings. The tradition of releasing lanterns began during the Ching Dynasty when bands of outlaws frequently raided villages, forcing local residents to seek refuge in the mountains. The lanterns were signals used by the village watchmen to inform the refugees that their houses were safe again. The Lantern Festival or Yuan Xiao Jie is a Chinese festival that is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar year in the Chinese calendar. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
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